MOOCs and Open Educational Resources
5.0K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
onto MOOCs and Open Educational Resources
Scoop.it!

Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
R Hollingsworth's insight:

Response by John Holdren, Director of U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, to online petition for open access to publicly funded research findings - copy of official memo available. What impact will this have on University P&T rules of evidence?  Curious to know if peers care how the results are being accessed (or not) and used by the public.

more...
No comment yet.
MOOCs and Open Educational Resources
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

The N2GDLE Vision: The “Next” Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

The N<sup>2</sup>GDLE Vision: The “Next” Next Generation Digital Learning Environment | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Is it possible to have the best of both a networked learning environment and an adaptive learning model implemented in the same system? The authors sh
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Phillip D. Long (UT-Austin) and Jon Mott (Learning Objects): "We believe that learning technology is maturing to the stage that it can be an 'exoskeleton" for'the mind. Higher education is on the cusp of a tectonic shift that will see human learning and intellectual capability substantially augmented by technology. But we need to move beyond LMS-centric thinking to realize that potential."

Probably the biggest hurdle I'm seeing here is the author's advice to "Reconceive course and program design as a team activity..,. Start by identifying a degree program and assembling a multidisciplinary team with the range of professional skills..." Sounds absolutely fabulous! But I fear that this - while often a stated desire - is a rarity in public higher ed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

Study finds paraphrased language fools plagiarism-detection software

Study finds paraphrased language fools plagiarism-detection software | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Paraphrasing tools, freely available online, can fool plagiarism detection software, study finds.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
If an educator chooses to use AI for grading essay responses, then why throw blame at students who use open and free AI for creating those essays? We should be teaching/learning with our own authentic voices as scholars. So if you think it's not worth reading and commenting on a student's practice work as part of the mentoring process in the (seemingly arcane) world of academia, it's just busy-work you've assigned for a robot to check.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by R Hollingsworth from Second Life and other Virtual Worlds
Scoop.it!

Women and Second Life: Essays on Virtual Identity, Work and Play

Women and Second Life: Essays on Virtual Identity, Work and Play | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
This collection of new essays explores issues of identity, work and play in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). Fourteen women discuss their experiences. Topics include teaching in Second Life, becoming an SL journalist, and using SL as a means to bring human rights to health care; exploring issues of identity and gender such as performing the role of digital geisha, playing with gender crossing, or determining how identity is formed virtually; examining how race is perceived; and investigating creativity such as poetry writing or quilting. The text is unique in that it represents only women and their experiences in a world that is most often viewed as a man's world.

Via elearning hoje
R Hollingsworth's insight:
The book is from 2013, but still valuable for educators seeking to understand how a well-designed experience in virtual reality can have a large impact on the affective and creative aspects of learning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

One university's approach to online faculty development: a radio show

One university's approach to online faculty development: a radio show | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
After several iterations, a college at the University of Cincinnati develops an old-time concept -- a radio show -- to teach professors new techniques.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Fabulous idea and presentation - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO-Xa2d5u7cBRCuqa_W53Xpe5-LRSdNoW - but now they're publishing in a closed network (supposedly for better analytics) - they could have used H-Net's network H-Teach for an open and free access and still gotten good analytics from people across the globe!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

How to be data-informed

How to be data-informed | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Learn how you can improve your use of data—and your performance—by focusing on these five principles.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
This is a terrific info-graphic for educators to see and use on how to read/use data effectively - nowadays we are beseiged with so much data and we should never be so very certain as to what it means for change or improvement ... until we've taken very "measured" steps to analyze it within a larger context.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by R Hollingsworth from The 21st Century
Scoop.it!

Please Turn On Your Phone in the Museum

Please Turn On Your Phone in the Museum | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Cultural institutions learn to love selfies, tailor-made apps, and social media.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Love the fact that they are working on tailor-made apps to help drive social media (vs. being a victim)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

Why the university of the future will have no classrooms, no lectures, and lots of tech - TechRepublic

Why the university of the future will have no classrooms, no lectures, and lots of tech - TechRepublic | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Former MIT dean Christine Ortiz is building a radical nonprofit research institution focused on the intersection of technology and humanity, to increase college access for underprivileged students.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Christine Ortiz is building a radical nonprofit research institution - with MOOCs at the center of the learning space. Does this focus on research and applicability of the outcomes leave room for critical components of good higher ed such as co-curricular activities? civic engagement? But this team approach (and online) might really bust through issues of gender bias that seem to remain obdurate in the traditional STEM-related classroom...?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

Episode 15: Online Education Is Now a Global Market

Stream Episode 15: Online Education Is Now a Global Market by Re:Learning Podcast from desktop or your mobile device
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Jeff Young, CHE Re:Learning, interviews Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn (a spinoff of the British Open University): "I’m not going to come in here and try to threaten you and try to tell you of all the doom that lies ahead. You’ve got plenty of other digital gurus who will come in and tell you that, but my God, you’re missing opportunities. ... a joined-up approach and actually working together to make an impact globally is better than each individual university trying to come up with its own approach."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology

OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
A new survey from Cengage Learning found that open educational resources in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
So exciting to read that a significant majority of those faculty responding to the survey who have not chosen open educational resources yet are planning to do so in the future!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

The Woes of Wikipedia | Library Babel Fish

The Woes of Wikipedia | Library Babel Fish | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
There's a lot to like about Wikipedia, but it's becoming a hostile place for many editors.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
I agree - it certainly has happened to me several times as I defend my students' and my own work on Kentucky women's history in Wikipedia: "... it’s easy to use arcane rules and endless debate to wear people out. ... it’s getting harder to get volunteers to spend time contributing to a site when they will have to spend their energies defending their contributions."
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by R Hollingsworth from OER & Open Education News
Scoop.it!

Towards an open research university: creating the conditions where engaged research can flourish.

Towards an open research university: creating the conditions where engaged research can flourish. | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Embracing the values of publics, stakeholders and end-users enriches knowledge generation and exchange, improving the quality of research. For the principles of engaged research to become embedded …

Via Robert Farrow
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking

32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Do you know someone whose arguments consist of baldly specious reasoning, hopelessly confused categories, archipelagos of logical fallacies buttressed by seawalls of cognitive biases? Surely you do.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
OER by philosophy instructor Geoff Pynn of Northern Illinois University along with doctoral students Kelley Schiffman (Yale), Paul Henne (Duke), and others from philosophy and psychology.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

The Learning House Online College Students 2016

Discover who is studying online. “Online College Students 2016: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences” explores a survey of 1,500 online students.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Recent report indicates that it is locals who enroll in online degree programs and they are younger than ever before. The majority of the survey respondents (1500 and currently enrolled in fully online degree programs) indicated that they simply did not know about alternative credentials, such as MOOC certificates, badges or microdegrees. Sounds like the traditional student just continuing to move more online...? Download the report at The Learning House website - see also the announcement of webinar in August by the report's co-authors Dr. David Clinefelter, chief academic officer of Learning House, and Carol B. Aslanian, founder and president of Aslanian Market Research,
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
It was always about access and reducing student debt in higher ed - not sure why this is so remarkable. Unless, of course, as a higher ed CIO you had promised something else (e.g., recruitment of tuition-paying students, completers seeking to pay for certificates).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

The Impact of Virtual Reality on Learning -- Campus Technology

The Impact of Virtual Reality on Learning -- Campus Technology | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
As virtual reality goes mainstream and provides new ways for students to interact and gain hands-on experience, it's important to experiment and demonstrate the technology's potential learning benefits.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Great article by @ruthreynard that asks educators to design ways by which they can continue to push for developing "strategic problem-solving skills" in immersive environments - whether virtual reality or augmented reality. Including the student's voice is crucial to understanding how authentic learning in these spaces work best.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by R Hollingsworth from The 21st Century
Scoop.it!

Dramatic Growth of Open Access December 31, 2016

Dramatic Growth of Open Access December 31, 2016 | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Download data here  Highlights Arguably the best indicator of the global collaborative growth of open access, whether throug

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Great list of the various aggregators of OER - and compelling portrait of growth in OA in general. For example, Internet Archive (which includes A/V) has hit a new milestone: "11 million texts (up from 8.8 million at the end of 2015, a 26% growth rate."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

Introduction to Ancient Greek History: A Free Online Course from Yale Open Culture

"Introduction to Ancient Greek History: A Free Online Course from Yale" https://t.co/ennl7RO0jJ
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Wouldn't it be fun to have a group take this course together and roleplay scenes in Second Life?!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

I was sexually assaulted in virtual reality. This is a big f*cking problem.

There I was, being virtually assaulted in a snowy fortress with my brother-in-law and husband watching.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
When I first started in Second Life, I chose to be a homely giantess so that I might seem daunting to those inworld who wanted to pick on newbies - it seemed to work for me... for the most part.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by R Hollingsworth from Second Life Destinations
Scoop.it!

WOMEN OF SCIENCE HISTORY MUSEUM - SECOND LIFE

WOMEN OF SCIENCE HISTORY MUSEUM - SECOND LIFE | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

The Women of Science History Museum was built as a monument to the all too often neglected, downplayed, or forgotten accomplishments of those scientists who also happen to be women. They have faced deep adversity and struggled to gain recognition due to their gender which makes their successes that much more impressive. Come and visit our lovely displays and also meet and mingle with others who appreciate them, too. "


Via Ann Owiti
R Hollingsworth's insight:
What a great destination for #IAmAWomanInSTEM ambassadors! Bella Yan will want to take a tour
more...
Rescooped by R Hollingsworth from Second Life and other Virtual Worlds
Scoop.it!

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education VWBPE17 opens call for proposals –

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education VWBPE17 opens call for proposals – | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
The tenth annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference will be held March 29 through April 1 of next year — and is currently accepting proposals.

Conference organizers are looking for presentations about new projects, research, services, or tools that benefit educators, or retrospectives about previously-presented work.

Academic papers should be submitted to the academic category. Projects, services or tools should be submitted to the communities of practice category. Exhibits, posters or videos should be submitted to the creative category, and immersive locations or games should be submitted to the immersive experiences category.

The submission page is here.

The deadline for submissions is November 27.

Via elearning hoje
R Hollingsworth's insight:
I always found this conference to be very useful and inspiring - I've only participated in the inworld version on Second Life for free and on my own schedule. Highly recommend it!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

Exploring Intrinsic Gender Identity Using Second Life | Mitra | Journal For Virtual Worlds Research

Exploring Intrinsic Gender Identity Using Second Life
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Intriguing article by Barbara Maria Mitra and Paul Golz (Univ. of Worchester, U.K.) on "comfort" levels with gender identity as expressed in the virtual world with strangers. Seemingly a low-risk environment due to anonymity but their "findings suggest that female participants in this study tended to reinforce gender binaries through such things as clothing, hairstyles and behaviors of their avatars." Meanwhile, their study's male participants "were less likely to experience discomfort through changing the gender of their avatar (with the males noting they still perceived an avatar with a female appearance as male)."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

Revisionist History Episode 10

Revisionist History Episode 10 | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Listen to “The Satire Paradox” Episode 10 of The Revisionist History Podcast with Malcolm Gladwell.
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Interesting podcast series by Malcolm Gladwell - check out the Open Culture's review of 3 of his episodes that focus on higher education's "meritocracy" http://www.openculture.com/2016/08/malcolm-gladwell-asks-hard-questions-about-money-meritocracy-in-american-higher-education.html
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by R Hollingsworth from OER & Open Education News
Scoop.it!

RESEARCH IMPACT OF PAYWALLED
VERSUS OPEN ACCESS PAPERS

RESEARCH IMPACT OF PAYWALLED <br/>VERSUS OPEN ACCESS PAPERS | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
RESEARCH IMPACT OF PAYWALLED
VERSUS OPEN ACCESS PAPERS

Via Robert Farrow
R Hollingsworth's insight:
1science examines 3,350,910 papers published between 2007 and 2009 and indexed in the WoS, with a citation window starting in 2007 and continuing up to the latest date possible (in practice, mid-2016). More than 12,000 journals indexed in the WoS were used to compute the citations for these papers, which have received a total of 34,865,430 citations from these citing journals.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

Marie Curie Attended a Secret, Underground “Flying University” When Women Were Banned from Polish Universities

Marie Curie Attended a Secret, Underground “Flying University” When Women Were Banned from Polish Universities | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
When Curie was prevented from attending the University of Warsaw because of her gender, she continued her learning informally, getting involved with the
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Crucial for us all to understand the process here in this open educational effort in Poland called "Floating" or "Flying" University:  this amazing scholar not only "listened" to lectures from others in private homes (small groups) but also taught what she learned to others who were not her social peers. This means that she needed to translate much of what she learned - this allowed for others with fewer opportunities than Curie had to be able to understand these subjects. This kind of learning/teaching mode she admits openly charged up her own creative and innovative self to be able to experiment more boldly and think more broadly as a scientist.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by R Hollingsworth
Scoop.it!

Higher Ed: The Next Generation? | Higher Ed Gamma

Higher Ed: The Next Generation? | Higher Ed Gamma | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Survivors and innovators.  
R Hollingsworth's insight:
Fun essay by Akiba Covitz (formerly at edX) - some snippets worth discussing as trigger statements for mixed groups of faculty, staff and students:

"...MOOCs were surfing an existing, long building tsunami, not actually the cause of one."

Portrait of Higher Ed in 20th century: "a place where the ineffable has often been enough if not the end..."
more...
No comment yet.